ariana grande leads 2019 mtv ema nominations
ariana grande leads “2019 mtv ema” nominations followed by billie eilish, lil nas x, j balvin and shawn mendes for 26th edition airing live globally november 3rd from seville, spain
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NEW YORK/SEVILLE—OCT. 1, 2019—MTV today announced nominations for the “2019 MTV EMAs,” with frontrunner Ariana Grande securing seven nods. Grande’s nominations include “Best Artist,” “Best Video” for her viral hit “thank you, next,” as well as “Best Song” alongside Shawn Mendes and EMA nominee newcomers Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish, who all follow Grande with six nods each.
Latin American sensation J Balvin follows closely with five nominations including “Best Artist,” and Lizzo and Taylor Swift join the above contenders for “Best U.S. Act,” scoring four nods each.
To tease this year’s nominees, MTV poured fans a “taste of Seville” with beautiful coffee art reveals. As a play on the traditional Spanish cortado, the nominees for “Best Artist,” “Best Video” and “Biggest Fans” were revealed via artistic foam cream visuals. The videos premiered across MTV’s global digital platforms and a coalition of media partners.
The 2019 MTV EMA Red Carpet is sponsored by the upcoming film, “Charlie’s Angels.”
Voting is now open at mtvema.com until November 2nd at 11:59pm CET, so fans can cast votes beginning today.
COMPLETE LIST – 2019 MTV EMA NOMINEES
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*Ariana Grande (US), Taylor Swift (US), Ed Sheeran (UK & Ireland), Shawn Mendes (Canada) and Burna Boy (Africa) are among those nominated for Best Act in their respective home regions. For more detail, check with your local MTV PR representative for participating countries and respective local nominees.
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October 1, 2019 4:00pm ET by MTV